Davos Notebook

Table for Two at Davos

January 27, 2011

The meal you had last night at the Congress Hall of the World Economic Forum in Davos may have been “Table for Two” certified.

Table for Two (TFT) is a Japanese non-profit organisation which aims to “transfer calories” from the rich world to the poor. It teams up with corporate and university canteens, serving low calorie, nutritionally balanced meals. A 20 yen (around 25 U.S. cents) charge – roughly the cost of one school meal in least developed countries –  is added to the price of these meals to feed people in need.

“You can distribute wealth and calories in one meal,” Kumi Fujisawa, TFT executive and co-founder of think tank SophiaBank, told Reuters on the sidelines of the Davos forum.

Fujisawa says many meals in Davos will be TFT branded and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who will be in Davos for a flying visit later this week, will also tuck into a TFT meal.

Since its launch in 2007, more than 630 millon meals were served.

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